Thursday, October 9, 2014

Review: Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

I've been doing loads of reading lately. Usually I don't have much time to read more than a few books a week, but I've gotten through quite a few this week due to being ill and home from school. Mind you, most of them aren't YA so I won't be posting reviews of all of them.

Back-of-the-Book Blurb: Before Sloane, Emily didn't go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and she didn't do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend - someone who yanks you out of your shell. But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just...disappears. No  note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There's just a random to-do list with thirteen bizarre tasks that Emily would never try. But what if they can lead her to Sloane? Getting through Sloane's list will mean a lot of firsts, and with a whole summer ahead of her - and with the unexpected help of the handsome Frank Porter - who knows what she'll find.

My Thoughts: This book is pretty good. It was enjoyable and funny, but it didn't feel like it was going anywhere. The ending left a lot to be desired. Frank, the love interest, didn't seem to be very developed which made him hard to like. And Emily, the main character seemed really unrealistic. I understand that she's upset about her best friend leaving, but what I don't understand is how she does not have any other friends or acquaintances. She didn't seem particularly quiet or introverted, so I was just confused as to why she didn't know anyone. Overall these two characters weren't that bad. The one character I really hated was Sloane. She seemed almost toxic to Emily and that made me quite sad. The story was quick but the flashbacks got really annoying. This book didn't really have much depth but made a boring day pass by quickly.

Final Rating: 6/10 stars!

1 comment:

  1. This is a great review! You've written this from your heart:)
    The plot line seems pretty interesting...I'll have to hunt down this book.
    Thank you!
    The Journeys of My Beating Heart